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Dubai Study Abroad Sign-Up Available

Aug. 14, 2017
SHSU Media Contact: Lane Fortenberry

Sam Houston State University’s Department of Management and Marketing and the College of Business Administration are offering the Dubai Study Abroad program during the fall semester.

The program has been offered for the past three years.Dubai630

The program is part of the course MKTG 4085: Business in the Middle East, offered to College of Business Administration majors and minors.

This course will provide an introduction to business in the Arab Middle East, with a focus on the Gulf Cooperative Council Countries. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the cultural, legal, political, and financial environment of the United Arab Emirates, which is the commercial hub of the Arab Middle East and home to the Middle East operations of several U.S. multinational corporations in the oil, finance and consumer goods sector.

Students will receive exposure to this region of the global economy through lectures, visits to both traditional and modern business sites, and visits showcasing the complex culture of the Middle East. While based in Dubai, the course will also cover the neighboring emirates.

The course culminates with an 11-day trip to Dubai in December.

Scholarships are available to help defray part of the program expenses.

For further information, visit here, or contact the program faculty, Irfan Ahmed, associate professor of marketing, at 936.294.1276 or

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